Sports Medicine

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure the optimal health and performance of the Bellarmine student athlete. We strive to provide the injured athlete with the most up-to-date medical techniques in sports medicine backed by evidence-based results. This is done through the practice of athletic training, which includes the prevention, diagnosis, intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving functional limitations.

Our Program

The Bellarmine Sports Medicine department is responsible for the administration of health care for the student-athletes of Bellarmine College Preparatory. Bellarmine employs two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers to ensure that their student-athletes receive the highest quality of medical care within the sports medicine world.

Certified Athletic Trainers are highly-qualified, multi-skilled, allied health care professionals and have been part of the American Medical Association's Health Professions Career for more than a decade. Additionally, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine are all strong clinical and academic supporters of Certified Athletic Trainers.

Bellarmine's program was recognized in the Spring of 2015 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) with a 1st Team Safe Sports School Award, having met all recommended and required safety standard elements set forth by the organization. 

Our Sports Medicine Department works with San Jose State University by providing a clinical site for undergraduate student athletic trainers preparing for the profession of athletic training.

Services Provided

The athletic training staff, working directly under the supervision of the Team Physician, provides comprehensive medical services for 13 athletic programs (35 teams total) and over 1000 student-athletes.

In the case of injury, our athletic trainers provide the student-athlete with a comprehensive examination of his injury. Based on his/her assessment, the athletic trainer will determine the functional limitations that have resulted from the injury or illness. Effective communication with other health care professionals is essential and referrals will be made when appropriate. Finally, a treatment plan based on the findings from the examination is provided to the athlete to assist in the recovery of the injury and athletic limitations. Further communication to the athlete’s family and other health care providers is shared, while respecting the privacy of the athlete.

Training Room Facilities

The athletic training room is located on campus among the athletic facilities. It provides a state-of-art facility for our student-athletes.

The training room is equipped with multiple treatment tables, taping stations, cardio-vascular equipment and strength-training equipment. The facility provides student-athletes with adequate space for therapeutic exercises using physiotherapy balls, theraban and balance devices, each of which are designed to improve functional movement patterns. In addition, two whirlpools are available for the athletes to use for injury prevention and recovery.

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Athletic Trainers


Mark Moreno MS ATC

Head Athletic Trainer
mmoreno@bcp.org

Mark Moreno was appointed Head Athletic Trainer at Bellarmine College Preparatory in August of 2007. He has established a strong, reliable and comprehensive sports medicine department, which is responsible for over 1000 student athletes. Mark strives for the Sports Medicine department to not only be on the cutting edge of athletic training at the high school level, but to offer a dependable and encouraging environment for athletes.

Mark is an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for undergraduate level athletic training students. He completed his formal education with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University in 2001. In 2009, he completed a master's degree in Exercise Science from the California University, Pennsylvania. Certified by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) since 2002, he also maintains a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

 

Michael O'Shea MS ATC CSCS

Assistant Athletic Trainer
moshea@bcp.org

Michael has experience as an athletic trainer at all levels of sport, including high school, junior college, four-year university and professional. He started his career in Sacramento, working as a high school athletic trainer, and is excited to return to the high school environment after spending seven years as the Clinical Director and an Athletic Trainer at South Bay Sports and Preventative Medicine.

Michael received both his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training, and his Master of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Sports Performance, from CSU Sacramento. He is recognized as a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association, and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Casey Lester ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

clester@bcp.org

Casey Lester has experience working with student-athletes at the Division I, junior college, high school and clinical level. As a member of the women’s collegiate softball team at San Jose State University, she brings perspective to her position as both a student-athlete and an athletic training professional. While in school, she worked as an aide at MORE Physical Therapy, prior to earning her degree. She continues to work part-time at MORE as an athletic trainer and the facilities coordinator, and also spends some time assisting a local club soccer program with athletic training coverage for youth matches.

Casey received her degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Biological Sciences from San Jose State University in May of 2017. She is recognized as a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

 

Team Physician


Anthony Saglimbeni, MD

Anthony Saglimbeni M.D. is board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine. Dr. Saglimbeni is President of South Bay Sports and Preventive Medicine Associates in San Jose, where he maintains a private practice and acts as team physician for the San Jose Giants. Dr. Saglimbeni is also a medical consultant at West Valley College Student Health and Sports Medicine and Santa Clara University Athletics. He is team physician at Presentation High School in addition to Bellarmine, and is affiliated with various sports programs in the Silicon Valley. His passion for concussion medicine has culminated in the birth of the California Concussion Institute.

John Kao, MD

Dr. John Kao is a sports orthopedic surgeon who practices at the SOAR clinic in San Jose. He received his orthopedic surgery training at Stanford University and his sports medicine training at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. In LA, he had the opportunity to work with athletes for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Angels and Kings. He has been practicing sports medicine in the Bay Area for the past 22 years and has special interests in arthroscopy and complex issues of the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Kao is also Head Team Physician at West Valley College and a member of the medical staff for Santa Clara University and UC Berkeley.

Dr. Kao is well-published and has given numerous talks and lectures regarding sports medicine. His approach to care for athletes, from the weekend warrior to the high-level competitive athlete, is one that emphasizes empathy and appropriate conservative vs. surgical treatment.

Consultants

Orthopaedic Consultants

Kenneth Akizuki, MD
Tim McAdams, MD